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Slogging Through the Mud
Monday, March 28, 2011      0 comments

Well, my dh and I shopped for some hiking boots for me after I read a great recent blog about the 10 things to take on a spring hike. We found a great pair on sail at R.E.I. on Saturday and thought we'd try them out later that day. But, as oft... Read more
Now, Where Did I Leave Those Bootstraps!???
Saturday, March 26, 2011      2 comments

emoticonThis has been a lousy week. Or, at least that's what I thought until I actually recalled the good things an... Read more
Quiz Points Crash!
Thursday, March 24, 2011      10 comments

Wow, I was so excited that I could earn up to 50 points each day for taking five quizzes. However, after taking five today I realized that now each quiz is only worth 5 points and we can only earn 5 point total per day. Oh, well, it was fun ta... Read more
The Wall in the Hall
Monday, March 21, 2011      3 comments

emoticonI finally framed and hung family photos in one of our halls. When I look at the photos of myself I see tha... Read more
Remembering when it all began...
Thursday, March 10, 2011      3 comments

"Fatso", "Chubby", "Fatty", "Waddles" -- Those were the most common names that the mean kids called me when I was a little girl. Even my parents called me chubby as they continually loaded my plate with very unhealthy fare and told me to clean... Read more
Spark Friends are the Best!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      2 comments

Every time I feel the least bit down and turn to blog or read from others at SP I am so encouraged. emoticon You gi... Read more
This Week is All Mine!
Monday, February 14, 2011      4 comments

emoticonI just dropped my DH at the airport and he will not get to be back until a week from today. As much as I w... Read more
Life is Good
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      6 comments

I'm putting many of my stressors behind me and choosing to have joy in my life today. I catch myself in negative self talk and immediately go somewhere else in my mind. After all, I have myriad wonderful memories and so many and varied success... Read more
A New Year, A New Plan...
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      3 comments

I spent two weeks caring form my 96 year old mother who was recovering from a fall in mid-December. Those weeks began Christmas afternoon after a very full flurry of activity here which included a move, hosting holiday dinner parties for Thank... Read more
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2010      3 comments

It is early on Christmas Eve. I treasure the quiet as I await the sound of little feet and sweet voice of my two-year-old granddaughter, Emily, here with her parents for Christmas. It has been a wonderful week sharing our new little condo and ... Read more
Magic and Misery
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      4 comments

I love this time of year. It certainly feels that there is magic in the air. This week my husband is home from work, our son's family - including 2-year-old Emily - is visiting for the first time in 13 months and my son-in-law closed his pract... Read more
Checking off those tasks one item at a time
Thursday, December 16, 2010      5 comments

I started this month with a long list of things that must get done before my son's family arrives Saturday. Well, little by little that list is dwindling. Christmas is wrapped and under the tree, in the mail and or hidden for Santa to deal wit... Read more
Alone Again
Sunday, December 05, 2010      6 comments

Later today my husband has to head out of town for a few days. It's the first time since we moved two months ago that I'll be alone in the new condo. The anticipation feels strange. I don't like it very much when he's away, but it does give m... Read more
What a Difference a Year Makes!
Thursday, December 02, 2010      2 comments

Last year at this time we were terrified and hopeful about our newest grand child about to come into the world. As it happened she was born with craniosynistosis and had to have major surgery cutting her little skull to ribbons and spacers ins... Read more
So Thankful that I Can Make a Healthier Feast
Thursday, November 25, 2010      1 comments

Today I will enjoy every bite I put into my mouth. Some of them will be fully traditional recipes and some will be reduced fat, reduced sugar variations. But, whatever I choose to eat I will enjoy. I am so thankful that I can make good choice... Read more

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